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We are Northern Ireland's premier Short Oval Motor Racing promotion, bringing you the very best in Stock Car, Hot Rod and Banger racing since 2003. We promote top flight race meetings at both Tullyroan Oval near Dungannon and Aghadowey Oval near Coleraine. From the high speed, high octane National Hot Rods, to the thrill a minute wreck 'em racing of the National Bangers, DMC Race Promotions have something for everyone, from the serious motorsport enthusiast to the family looking for a day out with a difference.

Coming Fixtures
Aghadowey Oval
9/7/2022 @ 6.30pm

Rookie Bangers 2022 Ulster Championship
Thunder Rods 2022 King of Aghadowey

2.0 Hot Rods
Stock Rods
Superstox

Tullyroan Oval
22/7/2022 @ 6pm - 9.30pm

SUMMER SPEEDWEEKEND
Practice Evening
All formulas welcome

Tullyroan Oval
23/7/2022 @ 4pm

SUMMER SPEEDWEEKEND
Stock Rods 2022 World Championship
Ninja Karts 2022 World Championship Qualifying
Lightning Rods 2022 British Championship
Superstox 2022 Tullyroan Challenge Cup
1300 Stock Cars 2022 Irish Masters


 


 

 
Latest News
Some fantastic entertainment from a very healthy entry of cars was the order of the day at Tullyroan Oval on Saturday evening. From a near fifty car entry Crumlin’s Mark Weldon took a hard earned win in the Rookie Bangers final after a bruising event, whilst Portadown’s Steven Haugh came through to claim victory in the Superstox final.
The feature race for the Thunder Rods was the Tullyroan Challenge Cup which fell to Cullybackey’s David Wilson, whilst other final victories went to the impressive duo of Portadown’s Dylan McCann (Lightning Rods) and Randalstown teenager Sam Percy (Junior Productions).

To get the night off and running, the huge field of Rookie Bangers contested two heats, each featuring half the cars on the entry list. Dublin’s Paul O’Connor, a long time star man in the formula, took the opener from William McFaul and Jack Murray, before Limavady’s Josh Goligher powered through the carnage of heat two to take the chequered flag ahead of his father, John Goligher.
Heat three was for all available cars, with a huge grid of almost forty taking the green flag. Sam Stewart went for a huge roll into the Tullyroan Bend, as there was action all around the circuit. Leonard Dunn from Donemana came through the chaos to take the win over McFaul and Mark Weldon.
Some sterling work in the pits saw another great field return for the final, and it turned out to be a spectacular race. A big turn one crash brought out an early red flag, before Kevin Moran then went for a huge rollover in the same spot just a few laps later. Dunn surged ahead before he got turned aside, handing the lead to William Donnell. William unfortunately then tagged a parked car and picked up damage, allowing Weldon to move him wide to come through for a fantastic win at the end of a sensational night’s racing. Donnell limped home in second ahead of the recovering Dunn, with James Goodman and Dan Dooner next over the line.

Another fine field of Superstox saw Scottish ace Dean Johnston and Luke Wrench from England join the fray. Alan Haugh led the opener before British Champion Lee Davison moved ahead to claim the win over David Beattie. Beattie went one better in heat two, heading home Davison and Jordan Robinson for a well deserved win.
There was an early yellow flag in the final as Paddy Murphy took a big knock on turn one, and at the resumption of racing Steven Haugh moved ahead and pulled out a huge lead he would never relinquish. Steven took the flag to continue his rich vein of form with another win, with young Graham Meek excelling in second ahead of David Beattie and Kyle Beattie.


The Thunder Rods made their first trip of the season to Tullyroan Oval to contest the Tullyroan Challenge Cup, with the usual graded order start dispensed with in favour of the reversed grid qualifying system. Dean Catherwood pulled clear from the front of the opener to take the victory over Samuel Murphy and Norman Purdy, before the second heat fell to David Wilson over Irish Champion James Goldie and Adam Graham.
Wilson and Purdy annexed the front row of the grid for the final on aggregate points from the heats, and Wilson quickly took charge from pole position. The Cullybackey man comfortably kept the challengers at bay to race home to victory over Catherwood and Goldie, with Chris Baird catching the eye with a steady drive to fourth.

Like every other formula on the night, the Lightning Rods also gridded a full field of cars, with Portadown’s Dylan McCann taking the opening heat win ahead of Neil Capper and Dermot Tynan. Capper went one better in heat two to take a great win having just returned to the formula, with Mark McCambridge showing great pace to land second ahead of Martin O’Flaherty.
Peter Wehrly set the pace in the final early on before losing out to McCann, who really did look to have the bit between his teeth once again. Dylan quickly moved ahead, but with Capper and now O’Flaherty tracking his every move. The gap between the front runners ebbed and flowed for many laps, with Capper losing out just as it looked like he was about to mount a challenge for the lead. World Champion Nigel Jackson and the star men arrived on the scene too to set up a great finish, but McCann had enough in hand to take the win in some style to complete his double and earn an upgrading for the next meeting. Capper completed his great night in second, with O’Flaherty, Ricky Shaw and Jackson completing the top five.

With welcome Scottish visitor Declan Dixon on the grid, it was Ballymena’s Aaron Ward who showed great speed in the opening Junior Productions heat to take the win over Lexi Crooks and Sam Percy. Heat two followed a similar pattern, with Ward again passing early leader Andrew Woods to take the win over Woods and Crooks.
The final saw Ward upgraded back to the blue grade, allowing Woods to stretch clear out front from the off. Declan O’Connor stepped forward to challenge for the win, but then Percy arrived on the scene and effortlessly pulled himself right around the outside to take the lead and the win, in a drive that even his senior counterparts would have been proud of. O’Connor, Woods, Crooks and Chelsy Rainey rounded out the places.
Added: 27/06/21

The points standings and driver gradings have been updated for 2.0 Hot Rods & Ninja Karts.

The 2.0 Hot Rods have now completed the 2020/21 Racemart NI Points Championship with 743 Drew McKeown coming out on top ahead of 977 Jordan Rochford & 922 Curtis Greer. Drew will now wear the silver roof of points champion for the next 12 months and will also lead our qualifiers into the World Championship in July.

In the Ninja Karts, 929 Leyton Hughes has won the 2020/21 Cars Bought 24/7 NI Points Championship ahead of 974 Riley Dawson-Stirling and 959 Ryan Berry. Leyton now leads our qualifiers into the World Championship, originally scheduled for Ipswich Spedeweekend, with a new date still to be confirmed.

To view the latest points charts, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above and then select the desired formula from the drop down under 'Points & Grades'.

Added: 21/06/21

The fantastic start to the local short oval racing season continued at Aghadowey on Saturday night, when Garvagh’s Johnny McCloy took the honours in a keenly contested 2.0 Hot Rods Final. Young Antrim ace Leyton Hughes held off a strong cross-channel challenge to land the King of Aghadowey title in the Ninja Karts, whilst Loanends driver Jonathan Brown was crowned King of Aghadowey in the bruising 1300 Stock Cars.
The Superstox final saw a last gasp victory for Steven Haugh from Portadown, whilst Limavady’s Josh Young scooped a heat and final double in the Thunder Rods.

Another excellent field of twenty four 2.0 Hot Rods rolled out onto the grid for their first heat, with Gary Grattan pulling clear from the front to land a deserved win, just holding off Johnny McCloy at the line with Jordan McCann in third. Heat two saw Grattan and Dean McFarland disputing the lead until they clashed, handing the lead and the win to former Stock Rod star Gary Butler.
Veteran racer Davy Potter held sway out front in the feature race final, before McCloy pulled off a superb pass on the difficult outside line to take the premier spot. Recently crowned British Champion Conor Hughes made it through to second, but McCloy was already well down the road and he took a fine, first ever final win in the category. Behind Hughes, Stuart Cochrane, Adam Heatrick and Michael Woods took the other top places after a night of excellent racing. The year long Racemart NI Points Championship also came to a thrilling climax during the night, finally falling the way of Drew McKeown.

A modest field of 1300 Stock Cars lined up for the King of Aghadowey title, with Ryan Nixon leading the first heat until Jonny Patterson took over to claim the chequered flag ahead of Jon McQuillan and Matthew Milliken. Nixon again relinquished the win in heat two to Patterson, before Milliken barged past to grab the glory, with Patterson and Michael Logan filling the places.
The closed grid title race was always sure to produce a thrilling event, with Patterson impressing as he pulled clear out front early on. He led until the final stages, when NI Points Championship leader Jonathan Brown bumpered his way past into the Brown Trout Bend. As he took the flag and the crown, Ivan Elliott grabbed second ahead of Patterson and Gareth Halliday.

A great field of 22 Superstox enjoyed their first Aghadowey outing of the year, with a caution period playing into the hands of British Champion Lee Davison in the first heat as he took the win over Kyle Beattie and Ethan Dilly. The second encounter was action packed too, as a number of cars clashed right as the off and Keith McAreavey was very lucky not to roll. There was more drama shortly after with Graham Meek in the wall, as once again Davison powered home to land the victory, this time over Jordan Robinson and Dilly.
Having impressed in the heats, Dilly went clear in the final as Davison’s hat-trick bid faltered when mechanical issues slowed him for a lap or so. Steven Haugh was the man on a mission, moving forward at a fast rate of knots to chase down Dilly as they entered the closing stages. In a grandstand finish, Haugh went in with the bumper on the final bend to dislodge Dilly from the lead and grab the win in sensational style. Ethan had to settle for second spot, ahead of David Beattie and Davison.

A number of English and Scottish challengers joined the Ninja Karts for their King of Aghadowey, with Ben Hawe leading heat one until Irish Champion Leyton Hughes soared past to win ahead of England’s Jake Ashby and Scottish ace Hamish Plenderleith. Hawe and Charlie Johnston disputed the lead in heat two, but again it was Hughes who powered ahead to take the win over Wilson and Caolan Fegan.
The final paired Hughes and Ashby on the front row, with Leyton moving clear of another English star in Murray Hall. Hughes hesitated when a backmarker spun ahead of him, allowing Hall to nip ahead before the caution flags came out. As Hall led them back into battle at the restart, Hughes found a way past and completed his hat-trick after a fantastic performance. Hall took a well deserved second, with Plenderleith third. The ‘Cars Bought 24/7’ sponsored grade awards fell to Hughes, Ryan Berry, Hawe and Ronan Ward, with the sponsors also giving all the kids that competed a momento, sweets and ice cream!

A packed grid of Thunder Rods was always going to produce action galore, with the Race Stewards kept busy all evening handing out a raft of penalties. There was a morale boosting flag to flag win for Ryan Fleming in the opening heat, with Josh Young and Graham Loughlin chasing him home. Young went one better in heat two to take the chequered flag over Brendan Doherty and Loughlin, before the Limavady lad made it a double for the evening by taking the feature race final as well in his Peugeot. Doherty and Loughlin were the placement once again behind Josh, with Irish Champion James Goldie the first of the star graders home in fourth.
Added: 20/06/21

The points standings and driver gradings have been updated for a number of our formulas.

The Stock Rods have now completed the 2020/21 Calvin Tyres NI Points Championship with 903 Adam McFall coming out on top ahead of 47 Jonny Cardwell & Stevie McNiece. Adam now leads our qualifiers into the World Championship, originally scheduled for Ipswich Spedeweekend, with a new date still to be confirmed.

In the National Hot Rods, 20 Derek Martin has won the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI and becomes 2020/21 NI Champion, all subject to confirmation and the final points being published by the NHRPA. Derek also leads the Cirrus Plastics DMC Points chart for National Hot Rods.

The 2.0 Hot Rods 2020/21 Racemart NI Points Championship comes to a thrilling climax this Saturday night, June 19th, at Aghadowey Oval with a number of drivers still in contention. 743 Drew McKeown leads the pack of seven drivers still with a mathematical chance of taking the silver roof, with a regrading going into the final round set to shuffle the pack somewhat.

The Lightning Rods have also seen a regrading with World Champion 902 Nigel Jackson now ahead in the Ryan Wright Signs 2020/21 NI Points Championship, whilst teenager 888 Jonathan Brown has built a healthy lead in the latest chart for the 1300 Stock Cars Autoweld NI Points Championship.

To View the latest points charts, click on 'Drivers' in the menu bar above and then select the desired formula from the drop down under 'Points & Grades'.

Added: 14/06/21

A fantastic evening’s short oval racing thrilled the fans at Aghadowey Oval on Saturday night. Portadown racer Glenn Bell took his new Fiesta to a heat and final double in the headlining National Hot Rods, but it was Dungannon’s Derek Martin who ran out a convincing winner of the year long World Series points.
The competitive Stock Rods division saw a great 27 car turnout, and after retaining his European title last weekend Kells star Derek McMillan once again came out on top. Their NI Points Championship fell the way of Craigywarren’s Adam McFall. Other feature race winners during the evening’s racing were Antrim’s Stephen Emerson (2.0 Hot Rods), Portadown’s Nigel Jackson (Lightning Rods) and Jack Morrow from Rathfriland in the Junior Productions.

The final round of the Simpson Race Exhausts World Series NI for National Hot Rods gridded 15 cars, with Glenn Bell stealing past long time leader Ian McReynolds late on in heat one to take the victory. Ahoghill’s Philip McCloy was the star of heat two, as he held off the pack to take a fine win over Andrew Stewart and Davy McKay.
Bell really had the bit between his teeth in the final, getting his head down early on to make great progress forward. After a few laps side by side with McCloy, Glenn edged into the lead with Derek Martin now making chase. Martin closed to within touching distance at the end, but Bell had all under control to win whilst Derek was crowned victorious in the World Series NI after a year long points chase. Adam Hylands, McCloy and Ben McKee rounded out the top five.

In the highly subscribed Stock Rods division, 16 year old Junior Productions graduates Mark Crawford and Sam McNeice contested the lead for the duration of heat one, with Crawford taking the win after they pulled well clear of the pack. McNeice led the way in heat two with Crawford tracking him, before they well all called up short by a late race caution period with just two laps to go. McNeice’s car cruelly let him down at just the wrong moment and he couldn’t take the restart, allowing Crawford to take another win ahead of multi-champ Derek McMillan and Samuel Wilson.
The final was lined up on points order from the heats, and had the contrast of novice Crawford on pole and World, European, British and Irish Champion McMillan alongside! Crawford led them off with McMillan initially dropping back, but Derek fought back to return to the tail of the young Nutts Corner ace. The slightest gap appeared and McMillan was through, only for Mark to come straight back and make an audacious attempt at retaking the lead! McMillan had all under control and took yet another emphatic victory, with Crawford’s drive surely making everyone sit up and take notice – a star of the future for sure. Jonny Cardwell netted third ahead of Jonny Gillespie, whilst Craigywarren’s Adam McFall claimed sixth which was enough for him to clinch the Calvin Tyres 2020/21 NI Points Championship.

Donegal’s Trevor McConnell led a packed field of 25 2.0 Hot Rods into battle for heat one, before he lost out to a squabbling Jordan McCann and Johnny McCloy. McCann took the flag and survived a lengthy Stewards Enquiry before getting to keep the win, with Michael Woods and Curtis Greer filling the places once a number of penalties had been handed down. The second heat saw heartbreak for Gary Grattan as he looked all set to claim his maiden win in the formula, only for his car to mysteriously cut out with just two laps to go. That gifted the lead, and the win, to McCloy over Greer and McCann.
The final, the opening round of the Hoosier Racing Tyres Series, saw McCann set the early pace in what turned out to be a thrilling race. He was challenged hard from behind by the pack, until Greer got right alongside him into the Brown Trout Bend. As the lead duo drifted wide, Antrim’s Stephen Emerson grabbed the opportunity and nipped underneath them both to take the lead, the win and the new Hoosier race tyre courtesy of the series sponsors. Greer, Ryan McCrory, Adam Heatrick and Drew McKeown completed the top finishers in a fantastic event.

The reversed grid qualifying system was in operation for the Lightning Rods King of Aghadowey, with Stuart Agnew pulling well clear to take the opening heat over Vince Litter and Ricky Shaw. Former World Champion Gordy McKee hit the front early in heat two, before Mark McCambridge powered past to take the win over current World title holder Nigel Jackson and Aaron Stewart.
Jackson had qualified on pole position on aggregate points, which looked very ominous for the rest of the field. The Portadown based World Champion then produced a masterclass to leave the rest trailing in his wake to land the King of Aghadowey crown. Aaron Stewart and his cousin Richard Stewart completed the podium, the latter having the best result so far for his new BMW.

The young aces in the Junior Productions were competing for The Young Trophy, presented each year at Aghadowey for many years now by the Young and Hosie families. Ballymena’s Aaron Ward took the opening heat in some style after edging past leader Andrew Woods around the outside. Heat two had plenty of talking points, with Alexander McCreadie the early leader until he tangled with Sam Percy, with Jack Morrow also getting involved too in the mix. Morrow emerged from the back straight chaos to land the win over Stewart Hanna and Chelsy Rainey.
The final saw Ward and Morrow share the front row, although the unfortunate Ward went out early on with a puncture. Morrow pulled clear to record a fine win and claim the fantastic Young Trophy, with Rainey just getting the better of Percy for second. Declan O’Connor claimed the best white/yellow grade award, whilst the Merit Award went to the welcome Scottish visitor Declan Dixon.
Added: 14/06/21

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